Overspeed (aeronautics)

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Not to be confused with overspeed (engine) or critical Mach number.
Main article: V speeds

Overspeed is the aircraft flight condition when the airspeed exceeds a safe limitation. This is hazardous as it may damage the flight control surfaces or airframe.

  • never exceed speed
  • maximum speed for stability characteristics
  • maximum operating limit speed
  • maximum flap extended speed
  • maximum landing gear extended speed
  • maximum landing gear operating speed